|Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Food For Thought. Thank you so much for your continued support! At FFT, we’re spreading the love by providing nurturing food to our neighbors in need. Will you join us?
|You’ve heard a lot from us about how food is medicine—that healthy food improves health and saves on health care expenses. But did you know that love is also medicine?
This year, too many of our seriously ill Sonoma County neighbors are spending Valentine’s Day alone—and hungry. And because of COVID-19, demand for our services has more than doubled in the past year. People in our community need food, and they also need love. Support from our donors brings healing food+love to thousands of low-income Sonoma County residents living with COVID-19, HIV and other illnesses. To donate, click here.
|February Wine Sale
|Our generous friends at William Gordon Winery are hosting an amazing wine sale to benefit Food For Thought. For the entire month of February, 50% of the sales of their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon ($45) and 2013 Petite Sirah ($35) will be donated to Food For Thought!
Please call (707) 894-2447 or email [email protected] to place your order. Be sure to mention Food For Thought to receive this promotion. Wine purchases can be picked up at the winery or shipped for an additional fee.
|Celebrating A Shared VisionA student organization at a high school based in Southern California recently contacted FFT. They requested that we share their essay celebrating our mission. We appreciate their support and applaud their efforts to educate future generations. At Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California, our founders created the Food for Thought Club in 2019 to provide a space for high school students to discuss plant-based lifestyles and sustainable eating habits. Our club, coincidentally titled, shares many goals and values with FFT, as we hold discussions and assemblies to convey the benefits of eating a healthy diet. Through teaching and advocating about the plant-based and healthy lifestyle, we strive towards a better future for our planet and ourselves.
|In the Food for Thought Club, we understand the importance and potential that a healthy and sustainable meal can have on our health, so we were intrigued and inspired by FFT’s core philosophy “Food is Medicine” and its mission statement “fostering health and healing with food and compassion.” We celebrate FFT’s philosophy of healing people through nutrition because our central goal at the Food for Thought club is to save the Earth through a plant-based diet. Since members of our club are conscious of what we eat and where our food comes from, many of us pursue a vegetarian lifestyle.
Looking towards the future, we hope our work provides our school community with a strong foundation for sustainable and healthy eating habits. As we approach adulthood, we have a responsibility to our Earth, our bodies and each other to spread awareness and prevent further damage. Not only can eating local, farm-fresh foods positively impact our health but it can save the planet at the same time.
Written by Elia Min and Nina Turner
|Sign Up for eScrip to Help FFT’s Clients!Do you shop for groceries at Fircrest, FoodMaxx, Lucky, Olivers, Sonoma Market, or Petaluma Market? Register your phone number or grocery rewards card online with eScrip.com and select Food For Thought as your charity of choice. A percentage of your purchases will be donated to FFT at no additional cost to you.
Use FFT’s group number when you sign up: 500024945.
|Chocolate Cherry SmoothieValentine’s Day often tempts us to indulge in sweet treats loaded with empty calories.
This month FFT offers a delicious creamy smoothie recipe that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. Click here for the recipe and check out the surprising healthy secret ingredients.